Digital economy

Five considerations to modernise policy for new technologies and business models

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Globalization of the digital economy has brought unparalleled growth for all segments of the public and private sectors, resulting in an increasingly accessible global marketplace. The digital economy is also playing an increasingly significant role in promoting innovative and sustainable development, and empowering inclusive economic participation.

ICC meets new ICANN CEO and applauds US Commerce Department approval of IANA transition plan

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On the sidelines of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) in Brussels today, ICC BASIS Director and Senior Policy Executive for Digital Economy Elizabeth Thomas-Raynaud met with ICANN Chief Executive Officer Goran Marby, as he starts his third week of a five-year appointment. On the heels of yesterday’s announcement by the US Commerce Department, noting that the proposal of the global Internet multistakeholder community meets the criteria it set out two years ago, ICC used the timely occasion to express support and encouragement on behalf of companies from all regions for the important step.

ICC China launches Digital Economy Commission

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The inaugural meeting of ICC China’s Commission on Digital Economy welcomed 150 delegates from more than 90 companies and research institutes to discuss trade policy topics relating to telecommunications, Internet and e-commerce. The timely establishment of this commission will gather and convey the perspective of Chinese business into the work of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) global Commission on the Digital Economy.

Input from business will be crucial during the implementation phase of the GDPR

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During its semi-annual meeting the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on the Digital Economy welcomed Chair of the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin to ICC’s global headquarters to discuss timely European Union (EU) data protection developments of importance for global business including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and WP29’s recent opinion on the EU-US Privacy Shield.

ICC appoints new Digital Economy Vice-Chair

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The International Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the appointment of Christiaan van der Valk as new Vice-Chair of the ICC Commission on the Digital Economy. Mr van der Valk, President of Trustweaver, joins Chair Joseph Alhadeff of Oracle and Vice-Chair Kaisa Olkkonen of Nokia Corporation who serve as the commission officers.

ICT technologies central to meeting climate challenge

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A major gathering of businesses and policymakers—held alongside the ongoing UN climate talks in Bonn—has heard how Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can play a central role in tackling climate change.

Business priorities for digital economy focus of ICC meeting

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The biannual meeting of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on the Digital Economy identified next steps on priority topics for business including Internet governance, privacy and cybersecurity and trade facilitation.